Taylor Swift takes a stand, 'fires' close friend and dancer Toshi for his offensive and sexist posts
Toshi shared a flurry of crude messages, alluding to sexually offensive jokes. Given serious subject of sexual offense and misconduct, Swift decided to take a strong stand.
Tay Tay is just not having it!
It has emerged that Taylor Swift has been in a "bust-up" with her long-time friend and backup dancer Toshi. And as it turns out, the cause of the bad blood was some seriously offensive and sexist posts shared by the dancer via his Instagram stories, Daily Mail reports.
Apparently, Swift, 28, who has even endured a legal battle in the recent past over a sexual assault case, was "livid" after her close friend - he was recruited as a performer for the songstress' 1989 tour, way back in 2014 - shared a flurry of crude messages, alluding to sexually offensive jokes.
One of the posts, in fact, featured the caption "Back to the kitchen" across a picture of a woman soccer player. The level of crass, however, was taken to another level in the second post, where a creepy human cutout is pasted on a bathroom window with the message - "have a nice shower sweetie".
The crude jokes continued with a third meme featuring a piece of cloth, Chloroform bottle, black van, and a shot of the woods. "Every girls weakness," was scribbled across the post.
Given the seriousness surrounding the subject of sexual offense and misconduct, especially in the present times, it seems the pop star took a strong stand and fired Toshi.
"Taylor is livid and seriously disappointed with Toshi's social media posts," a source was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail. "She has considered him one of her closest friends on the road after recruiting him for her 1989 tour back in 2014. But she simply cannot endorse this behavior and to do so would be setting a bad example to her fans."
Since the reports making the rounds on the Internet, though, Toshi - who goes by the name of ToshiAdventures on Instagram - is said to have turned his account to private. On the picture-sharing site, the handle boasts 76.8 followers as well.
Although the posts are no longer visible, Swift's fans have taken it upon them to call out the offender.
"Can you even fathom @taylorswift13 hiring you AND giving you $50k for your sick nephew and then disrespecting women and sexual assualt as if pouring salt in her wounds? Like yikes Toshi. You did something bad, (sic)" wrote one user.
Another added: "Wow just read about Toshi. Since @taylorswift13 is the nicest person on Earth, I’m sure she’s upset it came to this. It goes to show how important it is for her to be a good role model for her fans."